Water Quality Division

Current Events

Meeting Date Topic Time & Location
October 29-30, 2014 Wyoming Nonpoint Source Task Force Meeting
9 AM - 5 PM, Wed., Oct. 29
8 AM - 3 PM Thurs., Oct. 30
C'mon Inn
301 East Lathrop Road
Casper, Wyoming

Public Notices or Public Comment Opportunities

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The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) has received a request from the United States Department of Interior-National Park Service for State certification of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permits #13 and #14, for discharge of dredged or fill material into Middle Creek and an unnamed drainage tributary to Yellowstone Lake, respectively. The purpose of the Middle Creek project is for 60-feet of bank stabilization along U.S. Highway 14/16/20 near the East Entrance Station. The purpose of the unnamed drainage project is for removal and replacement of three metal culverts along the Grand Loop Road near Indian Pond east of Fishing Bridge RV Park.

All waters within Yellowstone National Park are designated Class 1. Point source discharges to Class 1 waters are prohibited except for storm water and construction related discharges. This certification will require meeting the provisions in Chapter 1, Section 7(b) of the WDEQ Water Quality Rules and Regulations, which allows these discharges under certain circumstances. Approximately 0.01 acre of wetland would be permanently impacted as a result of the unnamed drainage project. No wetlands would be permanently impacted with the Middle Creek project.

Requests for information about the proposed water quality certification should be directed to Eric Hargett by email (eric.hargett@wyo.gov) or phone (307-777-6701). Comments must be addressed to Eric Hargett, Wyoming DEQ/WQD, Herschler Building, 122 W. 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, and be postmarked on or before 5:00 p.m. on October 27, 2014 to be considered. Phone or email comments will not be accepted.

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The Wyoming Nonpoint Source Task Force will hold a public meeting on October 29th and 30th, 2014. The meeting will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 29th and 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Thursday, October 30th. The meeting will be held at the C’mon Inn, 301 East Lathrop Road, Casper, Wyoming. The primary order of business for the Task Force will be the presentation of project proposals and funding recommendations for 2015 Clean Water Act Section 319 and 205(j) nonpoint source water quality improvement projects. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Additional information regarding the meeting may be obtained by contacting the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division, Nonpoint Source Program at 307-777-6080. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available, upon request, for individuals with disabilities.

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Water Quality Division General Permit Authorizations

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WYPDES PROPOSED  Discharge Permit Public Notices

Applications and Draft Permits associated with the Public Notice will be posted within five (5) business days of Public Notice Publication.

January 17, 2014

Comment due date February 18, 2014
February 14, 2014

Comment due date
March 17, 2014
February 25, 2014

Comment due date March 26, 2014
March 17, 2014

Comment due date
 April 17, 2014
April 16, 2014

Comment due date
 May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014

Comment due date
June 16, 2014
June 16, 2014

Comment due date
July 18, 2014
July 18, 2014

Comment due date
August 18, 2014
August 15, 2014

Comment due date
September 15, 2014
September 15, 2014

Comment due date
October 16, 2014
October 24, 2014

Comment due date November 24, 2014
 
       
       
       
     

 

Past Public notices may be viewed on the
Public Notice Archive Page

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UIC (Underground Injection Control) Injection Well Permits

Draft Permit - UIC # 14-009 The UIC Program is proposing to issue permit #14-009 for Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company's Septic System. This permit proposes to authorize a maximum permitted injection rate of 24,000 gallons per day (gpd) and an average permitted injection rate of 12,000 gpd. The waste consists of primarily treated domestic sewage from an oil and gas refinery, and will be injected into weathered shales of the Steele Shale and Niobrara formations via one (1) gravity leachfield. Groundwater within the project area is classified as Class IV(A) by use according to Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8. This classification is made because the groundwater in this formation made because the groundwater in this formation has a total dissolved solids concentration of 7,030 mg/L, a sulfate concentration of 4,290 mg/L, a sodium absorption ratio greater than 9, and a nitrate as N concentration of 18.2 mg/L. The permit applicant is Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company, Attn: Mr. John Moore, PO BOX 277, Sinclair, WY 82334-0277. The refinery is located in the SW1/4, Section 16, Township 21 North, Range 86 West, Carbon County. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until November 24, 2014

Public Notice          Draft Permit

Draft Permit - UIC # 14-392 The UIC Program is proposing to re-issue permit #14-392 for Miller-Lower Mobile Home Park's Septic System. This permit proposes to authorize a maximum permitted injection rate of 6,300 gallons per day (gpd) and an average permitted injection rate of 3,780 gpd. The waste consists of primarily treated domestic sewage from an eighteen (18) unit mobile home park, and will be injected into the Ogallala aquifer via several small gravity leachfields. Groundwater within the project area is classified as Class I by use according to Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8. This classification is made because the groundwater in this formation is currently being used for domestic purposes at many nearby points of withdrawal. There are numerous privately-owned wells permitted by the Wyoming State Engineer's Office located within one (1) mile of this facility. The permit applicant is Miller-Lower Mobile Home Park, Attn: Mrs. Supatrah Miller, 6414 North College Drive, Cheyenne WY  82009. The Miller-Lower Mobile Home Park is located in the NE1/4SE1/4 Section 15, Township 14 North, Range 66 West, Laramie County. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until November 17th, 2014.

Public Notice         Draft Permit

Draft Permit - UIC # 14-141 The UIC Program is proposing to renew permit #14-141 for Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), Granger Maintenance Station septic systems. This permit proposes to authorize an average permitted injection rate of 2,448 gallons per day (gpd) and a maximum permitted injection rate of 4,080 gpd. The waste consists of primarily treated domestic sewage with discharge into the alluvial aquifer along the Black's Fork River  via two (2) leachfields. Groundwater within the project area is classified as Class I by use according to Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8, because the groundwater is being used for domestic purposes at nearby points of withdrawal. The permit applicant is Wyoming Department of Transportation ATTN: Mr. Tyler Wille, PO BOX 1260, Rock Springs, WY  82901. The Granger Maintenance Station is located in Section 30, Township 19 North, Range 111 West, Sweetwater County. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until November 13, 2014.

Public Notice           Draft Permit

Draft Permit - UIC # 14-237 Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to renew Uranium One Americas, Inc.'s existing permit for authorization to inject into two (2) injection wells which have not yet been built. The injection wells will dispose of wastes generated during the insitu mining of uranium. The applicant proposes to inject non-hazardous industrial wastes at a total maximum injection rate of 6,180 barrels per day for all wells into the Teckla, Teapot and Parkman Sandstones. Groundwater within the injection formations is classified as Class VI according to Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8. This classification is made because of the following criteria: the depth of these formations is such that production of water from these formations is not economically of technically practical ((WQRR Chapter 8. Section 4(d)(ix)(C); the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) concentrations in these formations are greater than 7,4000 mg/L and may  exceed 18,000 mg/L (WQRR Chapter 8. Section 4(d)(ix)(A); and these formations are associated with hydrocarbons therefore, the water within them is likely to contain high levels of dissolved hydrocarbons (WQRR Chapter8.Section 4(d)(ix)(B). The permittee Uranium One Americas, Inc., 907 N. Poplar St., Suite 260, Casper, WY 82601. The Irigaray Ranch Disposal Well Field is located in the Sections 8 and 9, Township 45 North, Range 77 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Johnson County, WY. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until September 23rd, 2014.

Public Notice    Draft Permit

  Supplemental Information 

Linc Energy, Inc. Public Hearing Information

Response to Public Comments            Submittal to US EPA (Includes Comments Received)

UIC Intent to terminate UIC Permits

Patriot Energy Resources LLC(Patriot) operates two active facilities (listed below), permitted by the Wyoming Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program under UIC permit numbers10-498 (Mod 2) and 11-207. These facilities inject wastewater & other constituents into subsurface formations through authorization under individual permits issued by the UIC program. These permits & authorizations require periodic groundwater & injectate monitoring for the various constituents, &  periodic reporting of the results to the UIC Program. The permits also require periodic testing to ensure the injection wells maintain mechanical integrity, and reporting of these results to the UIC Program. This notice informs the public of the WDEQ's intent to terminate the permits listed below for Patriot's failure to meet the monitoring & reporting conditions in their permits & the DEQ's intent to require reclamation

Notice of Intent to Terminate Permits

"UIC FINAL PERMIT" # 13-485 Prairie Wind Elementary School's Septic System (Class V Injection Well)

Response to Comments-13-485   

Final Permit--13-485

Draft Permit # 09-670 Dyno Nobel Inc. is proposing to renew their existing permit for authorization to inject into four injection wells, three of which already exist and a fourth which was previously permitted but has not yet been built. The injection wells will continue the disposal of wastes generated during the manufacture of nitrogen-based fertilizers (ammonium nitrate, urea, and anhydrous ammonia), carbon dioxide, and dry ice, and a second waste stream consisting of surface and groundwater remediation wastes. The applicant proposes to inject non-hazardous industrial wastes at a total maximum injection rate of 42,857 barrels per day for all wells into the Hygiene Sandstone member of the Pierre Shale Formation. Groundwater within the injection formations is classified as Class VI according to Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8. This classification is made because of the following criteria: the groundwater in the receiving aquifer contains contaminates from previous authorized injections from DW # 1, DW # 2, and DW # 3, and naturally contains oil and gas. This groundwater cannot be reasonably expected to provide sources of drinking water at this location. Further, the groundwater in the receiving aquifer is situated at such depths and locations that recovery and treatment for drinking water purposes is technologically and economically impractical. The permit applicant is Mr. Douglas E. Chandler, 83056 Otto Road, Cheyenne, WY 82003. DW # 1 is located in the SW1/4,NW1/4, Section 16; DW # 2 is located in the NE1/4, SE1/4, Section 17, DW # 3 is located in the NW 1/4,SE1/4, Section 17, and DW # 4 is proposed for location in the NW1/4,SE1/4 Section 17, Township 13 North, Range 67 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Laramie County, WY. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until July 10th, 2014.

Public Notice       Draft Permit Supplemental Info

 

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                                              Last Update:  October 24, 2014